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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Cinema Court Fire Closure Status

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June 22, 2018


Moab, Utah


On Thursday evening, June 21st Grand County Office of Emergency Management received the report for asbestos contamination in the burn area of the Cinema Court Fire.  Property owners were notified at that time of the contents of that report.


The report showed that of the 9 homes lost in the fire, 8 came back with negative asbestos results, 1 came back showing positive asbestos contamination.  The eight property owners have received approval from the State to begin cleanup efforts.  According to Orion Rogers, Environmental Health Director with Southeast Utah Health Department, “we will work with the owner of the contaminated property to develop a mitigation plan for the cleanup”.


At this time we ask that you continue to show respect for the residents of the impacted area and please refrain from entering the area as they begin their cleanup operations. 


The investigation of the cause of the fire is ongoing.  There is a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of individual, or individuals responsible for the Cinema Court Fire.  Please contact Grand County Sheriff at 435-259-8115.


A reminder, please clean up areas around your home of debris and leaves to create a defensible space.   Dispose of properly, do not burn. 


We have received generous amounts of in-kind donations and there is not an immediate need for physical items.  We are accepting monetary donations for the Cinema Court Fire at Desert Rivers Credit Union, formerly Grand County Credit Union. 


Contact:  

Craig Sanchez

Office of Emergency Management

Grand County Sheriff’s Office

csanchez@grandcountysheriff.org

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